As a document frequently accessed by students, an effective, timely and well-annotated reading list can be an immensely valuable pedagogic tool for developing student learning, both for their immediate module and beyond for the duration of their academic career. Adopting online reading lists will connect tutors, students and the Library to foster the achievement of student success.
Engaging with scholarly, tutor-recommended resources through a dynamic online reading lists system enables us to offer our students further opportunities to ‘study and learn effectively in technology-rich environments’ in a diverse and constantly changing information landscape.
The University uses a system called Talis Aspire to make reading lists available to students online.
Effective reading lists
Developing information and digital literacies with online reading lists
Sample reading list demonstrating how using a ‘scaffolding’ approach to reading list design can encourage students to develop their independent research skills
The Library also use reading lists to ensure that recommended materials are available in the Library. For more information on how the Library uses reading lists, and some recommendations on structuring lists, please see the Library’s guide to Materials to Support Teaching.
Reading list recommendations and guidelines for academic staff
How to use Talis Aspire
For support creating and editing online reading lists please contact your Liaison Librarian or see:
Online reading lists: a guide for academic staff
University of Reading: Reading Lists
Introduction to your online reading list (screencast for students)